A second-round NBA draft pick who had to hone his craft in the D-League, Matt Barnes carved out a 14-year NBA career in which he spent time with nine different franchises. Known for his hard-nosed, in-your-face defensive game, Barnes was one of the most aggressive and passionate players from the time he first stepped into the league in 2004. The Santa Clara, Calif., native ended his lengthy NBA career on top, winning an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in his final season in 2017.
Barnes has emerged as budding media star via ALL THE SMOKE. Previously known as one of the most ferocious competitors on the NBA hardwood, he has quickly made his mark as one of the most candid, bold and relevant voices in sports media. ALL THE SMOKE launched in 2019 and quickly gained acclaim with a broad, vibrant audience for its authentic, unfiltered perspectives. The series established a prominent voice in sports media with in-depth, provocative interviews with top players and luminaries covering topics including the X’s and O’s of basketball, its history, history makers, cultural influence, reflection, social justice, politics, music and more.